Katia Lasaridi

Associate Professor in Geography with emphasis on Environmental Management and Technology
Office 4.1 New Building
Department of Geography
Harokopio University
El. Venizelou 70, Kallithea - Athens 17671
Post Box: 17671

Ph: +302109549164
Fax: +30-2109514759

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Ptychio (1st Degree) in Physics, Department of Physics, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, 1989.

M.Sc. in Environmental Protection Technologies, Department of Fuel & Energy, University of Leeds, UK, 1991.

Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 1998.

Research Interests

Sustainable waste management and resource efficiency.
Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) – Waste prevention – Valorisation of organic waste and residues – Composting – Optimisation of waste collection and transport.
Olive waste management.
Industrial Ecology.
Environmental risks and environmental security.

Books and edited books (selection)

Christos Chalkias and Katia Lasaridi (2011). Benefits from GIS Based Modelling for Municipal Solid Waste Management, Integrated Waste Management - Volume I, Mr. Sunil Kumar (Ed.), ISBN: 978-953-307-469-6, InTech, Available from:

Lasaridi K.E., Rovolis A., Abeliotis K. 2006. Waste management costs in Greece: spatial patterns and causal factors. WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 98, 55-64.

Lasaridi K. 2005. Environnemental impacts of food production. In: A.L. Matala & A. Huliaras (ed.), Nutrition in the 21st centuries: Geographies of Abundance and Deprivation. Papazisis Publishers, Athens. (in Greek)

Evans, T., Balmer P., Brunet H., Hall J., Klages S., Kowalik P., Lasaridi K., Maddan A., Muller H. and Sala L. 2003. Layman ‘s Guide to Use of Sludge in Agriculture. DG Environment, EC.

Grüneklee C.E. and Lasaridi K.E. 1999. Biological Treatment of Organic Waste. WHO.

Lasaridi K. and Pavlopoulos K. (eds.). 2001. Integrated Management of Organic Waste and Residues. Harokopio University, Athens. ISBN: 960-86818-1-2

Recent publications in refereed journals (selection)

Zorpas, A.A., Lasaridi, K. 2013. Measuring waste prevention. Waste Management. Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.wasman.2012.12.017.

Abeliotis, K., Kalogeropoulos, A., Lasaridi, K. 2012. Life Cycle Assessment of the MBT plant in Ano Liossia, Athens, Greece. Waste Management, 32, 213-219.

Lasaridi, K., Stentiford, E. 2011. 'Upcycling' organic waste in a world of thinly distributed resources. Waste Management and Research, 29, 1115-1116. (editorial)

Lasaridi K.E., Valvis A. 2010. Environmental threats and security in the Balkans. Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 11 (4), 471-487.

Lasaridi K., Katsabanis G., Maggos Th., Manios Th., Fountoulakis M., Kalogerakis N., Karageorgos P., Stentiford E.I., Kyriacou A. 2010. Assessing odour nuisance from wastewater treatment and composting facilities in Greece. Waste Management & Research, 28, 977-984.

Lasaridi K.E. 2009. Implementing the Landfill Directive in Greece: problems, perspectives and lessons to be learned. The Geographical Journal, 175 (4), 261-273.

Tragaki A., Lasaridi K.E. 2009. Temporal and spatial trends in the sex ratio at birth in Greece, 1960-2006: Exploring potential environmental factors. Population and Environment, 30, 114-128.

Chroni Ch., Kyriacou A., Manios T., Lasaridi K.E. 2009. Investigation of the microbial community structure and activity as indicators of compost stability and composting process evolution. Bioresource Technology, 100, 3745-375.

Chroni Ch., Kyriacou A., Georgaki I., Manios T., Kotsou M. and Lasaridi K.E. 2009. Microbial characterization during composting of biowaste. Waste Management, 29, 1520-2525.

Lasaridi K., Protopapa I., Kotsou M., Pilidis G., Manios Th., Kyriacou A. 2006. Quality assessment of composts in the Greek market: the need for standards and quality assurance, Journal of Environmental Management, 80, 1, 58-65.


Undergraduate Courses

Environmental Management

Environment and Man

Postgraduate Courses

Environmental Risks and Security